Just when you thought you’d seen everything, pictures of something known as a Goblin Shark have turned up online, and are gaining a lot of attention.
The Goblin Shark, seen in this image, was reportedly caught in the Gulf of Mexico near Key West on April 19, 2014, by a crew of fishermen.
The Goblin Shark was accidentally caught in a fishing net by the crew who were casting for shrimp at the time. a very rare (and very terrifying) beast.
“I didn’t even know what it was,” lifelong fisherman Carl Moore told the Houston Chronicle. “I didn’t get the tape measure out because that thing’s got some wicked teeth, they could do some damage.”
The Goblin shark is a rare find according to the experts. The one in this picture was approximately 18 feet long. The shark, still alive, was returned to the ocean by the crew after capturing the images.
The pictures of the Goblin Shark began to surface on the internet after the crew decided to report the incident to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
“This is great news,” John Carlson, NOAA shark expert, told the Chronicle. “This is only the second confirmed sighting in the Gulf, the majority of specimens are found off Japan or in the Indian Ocean and around South Africa.”